Economy Adds 203,000 Jobs, Fed Pull-Back on Bond Purchases Grows Likely
Prof. Peter Morici - 12/9/2013
The Labor Department reported the economy added 203,000 jobs in November, in line with the progress of recent months. Overall, the economy should be stronger in 2014, permitting the Fed to ease back on monthly bond purchases and let longer term interest rates rise modestly.
Changing Scenario in West Asia
Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi - 12/9/2013
With the recent success in Geneva deal between Iran and the West there has emerged first signs of a likely possibility of reduction in tensions not only between Iran and the US but also between two erstwhile bitter opponents in this region - Iran and Saudi Arabia-whose regional rivalry has acquired a sharp sectarian edge during recent years.
Afghanistan: Rationality Questions Insanity of War
Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja - 12/9/2013
“We Are Going to Lose the War in Afghanistan and it will Help Bankrupt us. One of our major strategic blunders in Afghanistan was not to have recognized that both Great Britain and the Soviet Union attempted to pacify Afghanistan using the same military methods as ours and failed disastrously. We seem to have learned nothing from Afghanistan's modern history -- to the extent that we even know what it is. Between 1849 and 1947…..”
Barack ‘Adam Smith’ Obama?
Ellis Washington, J.D. - 12/9/2013
“Statistics show not only that our levels of income inequality rank near countries like Jamaica and Argentina, but that it is harder today for a child born here in America to improve her station in life than it is for children in most of our wealthy allies, countries like Canada or Germany or France. They have greater mobility than we do, not less.”
Angola: A conspiracy to ban Islam?
Tanveer Jafri - 12/9/2013
The continuous political and military interference by the West in Islamic countries is giving rise to violence and terrorism against the West.
Using Comics to Counter Islamophobia?
Sufyan bin Uzayr - 12/9/2013
Depending on your socio-political views, you may choose to agree or disagree with me when I say: Islamophobia is in the air. Be it the USA, UK or even Myanmar, there are a good number of people out there who view Muslims as a community that is troublesome and refuses to integrate. In the midst of all this, it was a pleasant thing to read when Marvel announced that the leading character in their new comic book series will be a Muslim girl.
Why Do We Love Sports?
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 12/6/2013
The love of - nay, addiction to - competitive and solitary sports cuts across all social-economic strata and throughout all the demographics. We buy soccer balls and fishing tackle, we collect sports cards and vintage posters. Whether as a passive consumer (spectator), a fan, or as a participant and practitioner, everyone enjoys one form of sport or another. Wherefrom this universal propensity?
Geographical Ignorance is Bliss?
Dr. Norman Berdichevsky - 11/30/2013
“No child left behind? This has been one of the popular and hollow political catch-words used in recent electoral campaigns in the U.SHow far behind was “Beauty queen” and contestant Lauren Caitlin Upton, a hopeful in the “Miss USA Teen Pageant”, who outdid Grouch Marx’s best one-lines with her off-the-cuff response as to why one-fifth of Americans can’t locate the United States on a world map. Her explanation was….” I personally believe that ….uh… Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps." These poor folks are obviously another group of deprived people in need of new cartographic entitlements, such as those provided by acadsoc online tutoring. One is left wondering if the USA will ever restore geography to the exalted place which it once held in the educational system to the dump heap where it now resides.
Education With The Right Direction
Dr. Ravindra Kumar - 11/30/2013
What is education with right direction, including offline and online study courses? What I have emphasized in India and abroad is a process containing four kind of learning. It may be called complete education also, and through it, as I believe the real objective of education can be fulfilled. In it, apart from general education that is imparted according to the syllabus fixed to the purpose at different level, there is a provision of physical, moral and technical learning.
One in 20 U.S. adults not literate in English
Bhuwan Thapaliya - 11/30/2013
Despite the focus of the media on the educational superstars and Ivy League tutoring, a federal study shows that about one in 20 adults in the U.S. are not literate in English, which means 11 million people lack the basic skills to handle many simple day to day tasks.
Did LBJ kill JFK?
Ellis Washington, J.D. - 11/26/2013
“After tomorrow those godd--n Kennedys will never embarrass me again-that’s not a threat-that’s a promise.”
Drone Strikes: Boon or bane for Pakistan?
Tanveer Jafri - 11/26/2013
American drone strikes in the tribal areas of Af-Pak region, especially in the border areas of North Waziristan, are a matter of concern these days. Those opposed to these drone attacks call them a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.